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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. – According to police, five people have been charged so far, but there may be more suspects on the loose.
New Jersey State Police confirm the incident started on the Atlantic City Expressway, just before 3 p.m. and lasted for an undetermined distance before two of the vehicles got off the expressway.
22-year-old Rosemund Octavius of Egg Harbor Township was killed and four others were injured in the shootings. Authorities say Octavius was a passenger in a Nissan Maxima that was driven by 24-year-old Anthony Hicks of Mays Landing.
Hicks stopped his car near mile marker 39 northbound on the Garden State Parkway, while the four others were in an SUV that exited the expressway and ended up in the parking lot of the Wawa on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township.
Those four, including a 16-year-old boy, were injured and taken to the hospital.
Police say that witnesses also reported a black Dodge Ram pickup truck may have been involved. Troopers are still looking for that vehicle which is believed to have continued Eastbound on the expressway before exiting in the Pleasantville area.
"Although we don't have all the details we believe that the people involved in this shooting knew each other, this was not a random act," said Capt. Steven Jones, an officer in the New Jersey State Police. "I can say that a number of weapons have been found not in either of these locations but at another location that's not too far from the main investigatory area."
Multiple police agencies worked throughout the night to recover that evidence which includes three handguns and an AK-47-style assault rifle.
The investigation closed down parts of both the expressway and the parkway for short periods yesterday evening and residents may still see some police activity as the investigation continues.
The unidentified teenager along with 24-year-old Lenardo Caro of Little Egg Harbor Township, 19-year-old Yashaun Stukes-Williams of Mays Landing, 38-year-old Shaun Stukes of Atlantic City, and Hicks are all facing weapons charges. However, police say the investigation is still on-going so more charges may be coming.